Monday, February 1, 2016

Deep Thoughts XLII

No one speaks about what cannot be spoken about.

6 comments:

Jonathan D. Jacobs said...

"Speak about" is said in many ways.

Alexander R Pruss said...

It needs, however, to be kept fixed in the two parts of the sentence.

Dagmara Lizlovs said...

Sounds politically correct.

Joshua said...

These are the most interesting cases. Robert Aumann had the example of two merchants who both independently come upon the idea that "if I was a foreign merchant, I would use this star to coordinate", and thus begin coordinating. And it happens all the time in things like corporations, criminal enterprises, youth culture, etc. where the important things require them not to be talked about, and participants are required to see through the cover stories and imagine "what if" in order for the enterprise to properly function.

Richard Davis said...

Everything is something. Whatever is something is in the extension of '... is something.' I have spoken the extension '... is something.' Whatever is in the extension of something I have spoken has been spoken about. Whatever has been spoken about can be spoken about. So everything can be spoken about.

Richard Davis said...

Everything is something. Whatever is something is in the extension of '... is something.' I have spoken the extension '... is something.' Whatever is in the extension of something I have spoken has been spoken about. Whatever has been spoken about can be spoken about. So everything can be spoken about.